Currently going through one of life’s rough patches and realising the worst thing about it is the world around me keeps on spinning. I am feeling the worst I could possibly feel, I kinda resent everyone for continuing with their lives. Their routine of work, family, home etc I’m jealous and hate it. Is this normal?

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  • Totally normal. You are certainly not alone and don’t know what going on in other peoples lifes, they may struggle just like you. People are good in keeping on a mask for the outside world, which is totally fine as long you can be real with some near & dear. There’s also power in the fact that world keeps spinning and the thought that tomorrow is a new day may help you keep going. reach out for help when you feel you can’t keep going, you’re worth it ! xx

  • It’s hard when you feel like you’ve been left behind and everyone else moves on.

  • ive had the worst 8 months of my life, but yes the world still spins without you.

    Unfortunately you need to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and put your best foot forward, Youve got this mumma, one day at a time

  • Sometimes life is cruel and unfair. Once you accept that you may not have been given the best hand, you should be able to work on the issues at hand. Unfortunately the more you feed the issue, the worse it may become.

  • It’s a logical feeling/response when you are incapacitated and everything carries on. If you don’t like feeling you are missing out then try and find all the things that you do have. I think that is the worst, thinking you are missing out because of the situation. Thinking about those even worse off than yourself (and a myriad of health issues and age and disability can compound here) can help regain a sense of appreciation for the things you do have… okay you’re not where you want but start to appreciate the little things you can and I think you may feel less like you’re hard done by. Also remember that other people are very good at hiding pain and problems. They may look fine but chances are they have their struggles, perhaps they just want to stop spinning and envy you!

  • I myself am going through something very similar with what life has thrown at me in the last 10 mths is just so unreal so I completely understand how your feeling, I feel the same I have alot of anger, pain and stress at the world and others but I than look at it like yes this happened it is what it is and nothing can change it so I have to work through it and my way of doing that is looking at all the good things I do still have and how I’m still very lucky to have that, that is what keeps me going even though I’m struggling I still get up put a smile on and be a wife and mother and hope things do get easier with time.
    I hope this helps just remember your not alone everyone can have a bad patch everyone has their own situation or life struggles and it’s ok not to be ok sometimes.

  • COMPLETELY normal. There is nothing wrong with you. Keep going babe. you also don’t know how many others is your life, feel exactly the same way but are hiding it! Thinking of you babe

  • Totally normal to feel this way. And it’s true, life does go on and the world does keep spinning.

    The world as a whole stops for nothing, even when our own world comes crashing down around us.

    As cliche as it is, you really do just need to pick up the pieces and put them back together. Things will never be the same but you will get used to the differences.

    Meanwhile, journaling can be a great way to vent your anger and frustration – without ruining relationships you’ve built.

  • Life does go on no matter how we are feeling personally. Chin up xx

  • Normal to feel whatever it is you’re Feeling. Try and confide in someone you trust or talk to someone that can help you through, best of luck,

  • I am not sure what is “normal” but I know how you feel. I have been there before but with help from my GP and a good psychologist I have been able to see the joy in life again. You are not alone, but please see support.

  • In this age of social media, it is so hard to not compare yourself to everyone else. Last year, I decided that I needed to ‘unfollow’ a lot of people on Facebook, while still remaining Facebook friends. That way, their posts do not come up in my daily feed, but I can still look at their pages if I want to see what is happening in their lives. This stopped me feeling the pressure of comparison every time I go on Facebook. It was amazing how good this change was for my mental health, helping me remember that social media is not real life.

    Stay strong, sending positive thoughts your way.

  • I do hope you have been able to reach out for support. There are services that should be able to help either face to face, via telephone or via digital mediums.

  • Yes, I an understand what you are feeling. Speak with your GP who will be able to put you in touch with a support worker/group to discuss what you are going through.

  • Totally understand you as a lot of my life I had been battling with depression. To the world I’m a happy little Vegemite but inside I felt like I was dying. I didn’t feel like I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger nor did I want to be prescribed anti depressants which I thought would make me look like a crazy person even more.
    For me what worked was keeping a journal. I would write down all of the things that were making me feel this way and eventually it helped me to let go and accept that life isn’t always what you want it to be.
    Hoping this all passes for you soon.

  • I can relate to this, I avoid social media as everyone always posts what they want the world to see, it’s not a true indication of their lives.

    Talk to your GP about getting a mental health plan, sometimes its good to talk to. someone who is removed from the situation.

  • You’re not the only one. I find myself driving around, grocery shopping, watching TV and all I think is “you’ve got your normal life, a home, family, routine of a job” etc Totally irrational as I have no idea what their lives are really like. But my depressing life situation makes me see it that way. Hopefully it passes

  • You are not alone.its sometimes good to let go or to ask for professional help

  • The past years have been quite taxing for many people and seeking support can be helpful. A GP can be a good first stop for getting some support. A GP should be able to link/refer to other services and be able to answer your questions.

  • Yep. You have no idea how resentful I got of other people who weren’t miserable when I was having a crisis earlier this year.

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